WASHINGTON STATE'S incoming rookie class will be missing Cornorris Atkins and J.T. Diederichs when…
VIDEO: Future Cougar Cornorris Atkins
Atkins' recruitment didn't heat up until the last stages of the '06 recruiting year but eventually, schools like Washington State, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA and others were all showing him plenty of love.
Most, save for WSU, Nevada and Utah State, held off offering a scholarship due to academic concerns. If he wasn't in a situation where he needed to make up grades from the 9th and 10th grades, it's a virtual lock the offers would have come both early and often.
Atkins, though, says he's doing everything he needs to do to take care of business and fully plans on being in Pullman to hit the turf with his Class of '06 teammates in August.
Atkins was an enforcer in the secondary last season, with 34 tackles and two interceptions. But what he really enjoys is playing receiver -- and getting into the end zone, which he did 12 times in 2005. He gained 320 yards on 25 receptions and added another 112 ground yards on 21 carries.
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